This is cool! I have been looking for a hiking forum for months! I live in Anchorage, and we are looking for other local hikers to network with. We are especially interested in talking to anyone that knows a decent babysitter! We don't need one that often, but when hiking comes into play, its been tough. Hubby and I can hike to Thunderbird falls within a few hours but I doubt my six year old and three yr old will be able to handle it. We are taking them on their first "night hike" on the 21st, weather permitting. I cannot believe the week of rain ...ugh..will completely mess up my solstice plans. If it were just hubby and me it would be okay, but the kids aren't ready for wet-hiking yet. Both are pretty accomplished climbers for their ages, but they have no experience with wet slippery rocks etc on heights much taller than they are. Anyway, I thought I would post a hello to all the fellow hikers.
We hike in Chugach Park and Far-North with the kids. Hubby and I are looking forward to exploring the woods this summer . We both grew up playing in forests and we came up here partially because we wanted our kids to be able to do the same thing. Look forward to reading about the different hikes. I have been as far as Thunderbird Falls. Got some glorious pictures from there, and to the top of Flattop...harddway up easy way down . We have thoroughly explored Kincaid Park. I think that is the best place to start with kids. Its a great big area and easy to get out of if you get turned around. Our kids are pretty familiar with Kincaid and like it alot. So many pretty things there. We are lucky to have kids that look forward to shopping for hiking boots though.
Okay that's me in your basic nutshell.